Robert Treat Paine (North Carolina)

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Robert Treat Paine (February 18, 1812 – February 8, 1872) was an American planter, ship builder and lawyer from Edenton, North Carolina. He served as a Colonel of volunteers in the Mexican-American War and represented North Carolina in the U.S. Congress as a Know Nothing. He was educated at Washington College (now Trinity College).[1]

Paine moved to Texas in 1860 and resumed farming. He died in 1872 at Galveston and is buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery at Brenham, Texas.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry M. Shaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st congressional district

1855–1857
Succeeded by
Henry M. Shaw